Movie legend Greta Garbo's belongings caused a stir at auction in Beverly Hills on Friday (14Dec12) as fans and collectors alike clamoured to get their hands on the actress' clothing and jewellery.

Bidding stunned many experts as a haul of items, including Garbo's favourite black velvet evening gown and her passport, went under the hammer for 10 times more than expected during the first of a two-day sale at Julien's Auctions.

The 1930s dress, which was expected to fetch $1,200 (£750), sold for $13,750 (£8,590), while her passport went under the hammer for $15,000 (£9,400) - $10,000 (£6,250) more than expected.

The reclusive and enigmatic Grand Hotel star died in 1990, aged 84.